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Motorola is an American electronics company. Motorola was one of the first manufacturers to adopt Android, releasing its first device in 2009. The Motorola DROID was Verizon’s first Android phone. Motorola was acquired by Google in 2011, then sold to Lenovo in 2014. Visit the Motorola forums.

First Signs of Root Access on the Amazon Moto G4 Play

Since Amazon started selling select Android smartphones at a discount price in exchange for ads, developers have been trying to figure out way to unlock the full potential of these devices. A thread in our Moto G4 Play forums was started by XDA Junior Member A.Fitz in hopes to get the ball running on unlocking the bootloader....

Android 7.0 Nougat is Now Rolling Out For The Moto X Style in Brazil

If you're still holding onto a Moto X Style (aka Moto X Pure Edition), we have some good news to share: the long-awaited Android Nougat update is now finally rolling out for the device. At the time being, the update appears to be rolling out only in Brazil, however, you can expect the rollout to expand...

You Can Buy the Moto E4 from Amazon, Ting, and Republic Wireless for as Little as $99

There's no doubt that high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and HTC U11 are great to use, but for a lot of people, shelling out over $600+ is out of the question when it comes to these premium gadgets. The mid-range smartphone market has blossomed as flagships have steadily risen in price...

Verizon’s Moto Z2 Play Offers Android 7.1.1 and Snapdragon 626 for $408

Back on June 2nd, Lenovo-owned Motorola officially announced the Moto Z2 Play as the direct successor to the 2016 sleeper hit that was the Moto Z Play. Now, the Z2 Play is available for purchase through Verizon Wireless, and it's packing a pretty decent punch at a relatively low cost. On the very front of the...

Modded Moto Z2 Play Launcher Gets Ported to the Moto Z Play

Nova Launcher recently added support for the Google Now panel and now Moto Z Play users are getting some love as well. XDA Senior Member  Junior Passos recently made the Moto Z2 Play launcher available to the community so XDA Senior Member TigerCourage took that work and added onto it a bit. This brings the Moto Z2 Play...

Moto Gallery Gets Ported to the Moto Z Play and Z2 Play

Late last year, XDA Senior Member TigerCourage ported the 2016 Motorola Gallery to many Android 6.0+ devices. This was tested on the Moto Z2 Play but the Edit Photos option did not work. So XDA Senior Member Junior Passos took the version of the application that comes with the Moto X Style and was able to get it working...

Motorola Announces Moto E4 And Moto E4 Plus With Metal Bodies And Low Prices

Lenovo subsidiary Motorola has today announced two affordable smartphones -- the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus. These entry-level phones are expanding the budget offering from the company. If you are looking for a metal-body, cheap smartphone, both phones seem to be a good pick. The Moto E4 is the lower-end model of the pair. The device...

Moto G4 & Moto G5 ABOOT Vulnerability Grants a Root Shell, Patched in May’s Security Update

It seems that the Android Bootloader on select Motorola devices is vulnerable to a kernel command-line injection attack. This initroot attack was first discovered by Aleph Research just last month when they announced it for the Nexus 6 smartphone. They assumed this attack was possible on other Motorola devices but hadn't done any additional tests at the time....

Moto Z2 Play Officially Announced, Available On Verizon in July

The first generation of Lenovo's Z series was a huge hit, at least the Play variant. Those phones were rock-solid and offered something, that Android really craved, often tried, but never nailed: modularity. Today Lenovo announced a successor to one of the more renowned Z devices, the Moto Z Play (2nd gen.) or Moto Z2...

Executive Says They Won’t Phase Out the Lenovo Phone Brand

Lenovo originally had some big plans for Motorola when they acquired the company from Google. There were talks about Motorola being kept separate and only utilizing Lenovo's own worldwide connections to introduce the Moto brand to a global audience. However, things took a sharp turn when Lenovo posted financial losses and it turned out that...

Leaked Renders Allegedly Show Us the Upcoming Moto Z2 Force

We've seen H1 flagship from the likes of Samsung, LG and HTC, and we're even starting to see leaks of the upcoming OnePlus 5 as well. But today we turn our attention to Motorola as there is a newly-leaked render that claims to show us what the upcoming Motorola Z2 Force will look like. As...

Motorola Announces the Moto C and Moto C Plus, Launching in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific

We've seen multiple rumors surrounding a smartphone from Motorola called the Moto C. One of these leaks was from last month when Android Authority collaborated with OnLeaks and revealed renders made from CAD dimensions and a possible hardware list. The other happened over the weekend when evleaks received a photograph from a tipster which claimed to reveal Motorola's entire...